Handy English Language Presentations

If you are a copy editor or English language expert who has been asked to give a presentation on English grammar, here’s a useful link for you. This link contains several English grammar presentations that you can use to “teach” your colleagues. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/powerpoint.htm

10 grammar mistakes you can easily avoid

These days, we tend to communicate via the keyboard as much as we do verbally. Often, we’re in a hurry, quickly dashing off emails with typos, grammatical shortcuts, and it’s expected. It’s no big deal. But other times, we try to invest a little care, avoiding mistakes so that there’s no confusion about what we’reContinue reading “10 grammar mistakes you can easily avoid”

Five grammatical mistakes you must avoid

      1. Your vs. you’re This one drives me insane, and it’s become extremely common among bloggers. All it takes to avoid this error is to take a second and think about what you’re trying to say. “Your” is a possessive pronoun, as in “your car” or “your blog.” “You’re” is a contraction forContinue reading “Five grammatical mistakes you must avoid”

Where is our language going?

“In one of the megachain bookstores, a woman asked a young clerk for the author of Like Water for Chocolate. After the salesperson had spent five minutes searching and still could not locate the famous title, the customer realized that the young man had been looking for Water from Chocolate. It’s like … you know.Continue reading “Where is our language going?”